With “Julie (in 12 chapters)” Joachim Trier finds Renate Reinsve after his lightning stint in “Oslo, August 31”. As the film hits theaters on October 13, we caught up with the director and actress. Video interview above.
The story of Julie (in 12 chapters)
Julie (in 12 chapters) marks the return of Joachim Trier after the knockdown Thelma. This time, he is interested in a young woman between her twenties and thirties, who is struggling to settle in life. The director makes us experience his doubts, his questions about the present and the future, in his family life or his romantic relationships. A comedy-drama filled with both funny and moving moments (see our review). But above all the film is a portrait of a contemporary woman carried by the very solar Renate Reinsve. The actress had attracted the attention of the filmmaker the time of a scene and a single sentence in his film Oslo, August 31. This time he offers him a main role, rewarded at the Cannes festival of Best Actress Award.
Joachim Trier reunites with Renate Reinsve
Met during the presentation of Julie (in 12 chapters) at the Deauville festival, Joachim Trier and Renate Reinsve say more (in the video in an article) on the film and the director’s desire to work with the actress again. “She only had one line of dialogue. But I wanted to do something else with her. She was excellent at the theater, she had never had a lead role in a feature film, so I wrote it for her.“For her part, Renate Reinsve talks about the filmmaker’s way of working and the feeling of making a film with a group of friends.
Finally, Joachim Trier gives his position of author and artist at a time when opinions are extremely strong. But for him, it is not a question of having a single opinion. “My job is not to make a pamphlet. I am ambivalent. What is interesting is to bring the audience into this ambivalence. “
Julie (in 12 chapters) is to be discovered in theaters from October 13, 2021.